N.Y. girl attacked by coyote in second strike
in 4 days
June 30, 2010 11:09 AM
RYE, N.Y. (AP) — A coyote has attacked a 3-year-old girl playing in her backyard in suburban New
York, the second coyote attack on a child in the same suburb within four days.
Rye Mayor Doug French says the 3-year-old was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening
injuries after the Tuesday night attack. The girl's house is behind the Rye Nature Center, which is
located on a 47-acre wildlife preserve.
The latest attack occurred as Rye Police Commissioner William Connors was addressing a group of
residents about the last coyote attack.
On Friday, two coyotes attacked a 6-year-old girl in her front yard. She was treated for scratches
and bites at a hospital and released.
The two attacks happened about 1.5 miles apart.
Bear attack forces postponement of N.J. fireworks
June 30, 2010
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey community is postponing its holiday fireworks
display as authorities search for a bear that attacked a hiker and his dog last week.
Officials said Tuesday that the annual Thunder in the Highlands fireworks event originally scheduled
for Friday in West Milford, about 35 miles northwest of Newark, has been postponed until July 9.
It's to be held in the same park where the bear charged the man and dog who were walking on an
off-road bicycle trail.
The dog suffered serious injuries and required veterinary treatment. The hiker had minor cuts and
Patrick Carr, a black bear expert with the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, said the bear has been
classified as aggressive and will be euthanized if caught.